Future Farmers of America, Nokesville Chapter scrapbooks C0300
Published by George Mason University Libraries
The National FFA Organization is an American youth organization, specifically a career and technical student organization to promote agricultural education for boys. It was founded in 1925 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, by agriculture teachers, Henry C. Groseclose, Walter Newman, Edmund Magill and Harry Sanders as Future Farmers of Virginia. The FFV served as the model for the Future Farmers of America by 1928. In 1927, G.W. Owens, teacher-trainer at Virginia State College, and Dr. H.O. Sargent, federal agent for agricultural education for African-Americans, U.S. Office of Education, wrote the first constitution and bylaws of the New Farmers of Virginia, an organization for African-American agriculture students. It was not until 1969 that the FFA opened membership to girls, making it possible for them to hold office and participate in competitive events at regional and national levels.
Two scrapbooks created by the Future Farmers of America, Nokesville chapter that include, photographs and articles about FFA and FHA (Future Homemakers of America), awards and certificates, competition and event information and programs, and correspondence from 1950 until circa 1983.
The Future Farmers of America, Nokesville Chapter scrapbooks are organized chronologically.
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There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Future Farmers of America, Nokesville Chapter scrapbooks must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
The North Carolina State University Archives also has Future Farmers of America Scrapbooks, dating from 1959-1962.
Future Farmers of America
Future Farmers of America, Nokesville Chapter scrapbook, #C0300, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Donated by the Prince William County Library in November 2016.
Processing completed by Brittney Falter in January 2017. EAD markup completed by Brittney Falter in January 2017.